Erect annual herb, 30-60 cm high. Rounded, branched and hollow stem. Trifoliate and petiolate leaves. The papillionaceous, white-yellowish flowers start at the leave axil. The fruit is a legume (falciform sheath) held inside between 10 to 20 square, yellow or brown seeds, divided in two unequal halves by a groove.
Fenugreek is a native to western Asia, currently has a Mediterranean and even American distribution. It is cultivated in India, China and Ukraine.
- To recover from anorexia, weight loss, asthenia and general convalescences.
- Type II diabetes mellitus
- Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer
- Rickets and osteomalacia
- Upper respiratory tract cold
- Oxalic lithiasis.
- Topical application: stomatitis, gingivitis, pharyngitis, furuncles, blepharitis, abscesses, conjunctivitis, vaginitis, crural ulcers, eczema.